Yoga banned, next…

(Exercising through yoga is un-Islamic. Image source:

What’s next, smart guys?

In case you have missed it, you got to read this to believe it – from theStar:-

The National Fatwa council has declared that the yoga practice which involves three elements of physical movements, worshipping and chanting as haram (prohibited) in Islam. Its chairman Datuk Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said although merely doing the physical movements of yoga minus the worshipping and chanting might not be wrong in the eyes of the religion, it should be avoided as “doing one would lead to another”.

He said yoga has been practised by the Hindu community for thousands of years and incorporates physical and religious elements and chants and worshipping, with the aim at “being one with God”.

When I heard about this “ruling” from my cousin during the weekends, I was not angry, I was not sad but instead I wanted to laugh. I really wanted to laugh out aloud. Perhaps those who have been living in cocoons  all these years did not realised that there are many branches of yoga.

Remember sometime ago, when some idiots made police report against an ice cream manufacturer for adding pattern cross on the biscuits? The same “my beliefs on the religion are very fragile, so screw the rest” case here?

But then, who are we to question the ruling as long as it does not affect us.  There is not loss to the Non Muslims, anyway.

So, what’s next – banning the Muslims from watching Hindi movies? I won’t be surprised if that happens anytime soon, after all there are Hindu worshipping scenes in Hindi movies and I am sure that that this “could lead to another”

For those Muslims itching to give away Datukship to Shah Rukh Khan, you may to read this interesting piece on the man (there is a documentary made on his personal life, checkout Youtube for details):-

Shahrukh Khan is a Muslim but celebrates Diwali and Christmas along with Eid every year. He keeps a Lakshmi Pooja every year in his office and at home. He even has a Christmas tree at home. From all the festivals Shahrukh’s kids love Christmas the most.

Shahrukh Khan has the holy Quran Bismillah kept along with the idols of Indian Gods at his place. His kids pray to both the God’s simultaneously

Even Shah Rukh Khan will find the latest ruling on yoga amusing.


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